Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be a
world renowned film maker? Robert Gerst’s new fi rstof-
its-kind book, Make Film History: Rewrite, Reshoot,
and Recut the World’s Greatest Films, and
the accompanying hands-on website, is for
every movie lover who has ever asked, “How
did they do that?” or said, “I’d like to make a
Join him for a talk that will show
you how you unleash your inner artist and
learn to rework and re-edit landmark fi lms.
During the talk Gerst will outline moments
when imaginative fi lmmakers from Georges
Méliès to James Cameron advanced
the art of fi lm from nineteenth century
photography to the digital epics playing
in today’s multiplex theaters. He will
also briefl y demonstrate how, by using
the book’s webpage, fi lm afi cionados
can rework and re-edit landmark
movies. Watch, second-guess, or do
it yourself, as the building blocks of
movies emerge. Make Film History!
Robert Gerst brings hands-on experience to contemporary
arts education. A Newton Ward One Alderman at Large
from 1992-2004, he is now Chairman of the Newton
Community Education Commission. He is Chairman of the
Liberal Arts Department and teaches classroom-based
and online courses in film history, fi lm aesthetics and
literature at Massachusetts College of Art.
The talk will be followed by a book signing with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.